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    Re: Test Track to Reopen December 6 at Epcot Center

    Test Track was dull dull dull inside the building. Anything they do will be a big improvement, but after Journey to the Center of the Earth and Radiator Springs Racers, they have a really high standard to meet.

    The transformation of Superstar Limo into Monster's Inc at DCA cost $35 million bucks and they did an excellent job. It's a great ride. I'm sure they're spending far more on the new version of Test Track, and 7 months is plenty of time to completely rebuild the interior. Remember: the ride system, track, and exterior building are not changing.
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    Re: Test Track to Reopen December 6 at Epcot Center

    Quote Originally Posted by Fukai View Post
    Test Track was dull dull dull inside the building. Anything they do will be a big improvement, but after Journey to the Center of the Earth and Radiator Springs Racers, they have a really high standard to meet.

    The transformation of Superstar Limo into Monster's Inc at DCA cost $35 million bucks and they did an excellent job. It's a great ride. I'm sure they're spending far more on the new version of Test Track, and 7 months is plenty of time to completely rebuild the interior. Remember: the ride system, track, and exterior building are not changing.
    Yes Monsters Inc at DCA is technically a very solid dark ride, but, like test track 1.0, it does not fit the theme of the area. Time will tell whether this virtual test track version will fit theme any better.
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    Re: Test Track to Reopen December 6 at Epcot Center

    Oh well. Here's hoping.

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    Re: Test Track to Reopen December 6 at Epcot Center

    I hope that they have re-imagined the exterior portion of the Test Track ride. I don't want to see the backstage area or parking lot. The outside landscaping for RSR at DCA is awesome.
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    Re: Test Track to Reopen December 6 at Epcot Center

    It will be interesting to see how they handle the outdoor portion of the ride. I wonder if this will still be part of the digital design theme or if we're going to break out of the computer into the real world. Either way something should be done with the scenery around the loop. Naked box buildings and parking lots aren't going to cut it anymore. And with the track being so high, there's a lot of view to fill.
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    Re: Test Track to Reopen December 6 at Epcot Center

    I can't wait to see what they did to Test Track. I really hope they take down the ugly overhang in front of the ride building. That would make me really happy!
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    Re: Test Track to Reopen December 6 at Epcot Center

    Quote Originally Posted by PerrySimon View Post
    I can't wait to see what they did to Test Track. I really hope they take down the ugly overhang in front of the ride building. That would make me really happy!
    I think it's been confirmed that they will keep the overhang, but just install a new covering with the logo on it. Sorry!

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    Re: Test Track to Reopen December 6 at Epcot Center

    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyM View Post
    I think it's been confirmed that they will keep the overhang, but just install a new covering with the logo on it. Sorry!
    Grrr i wish they would get rid of it.
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    Re: Test Track to Reopen December 6 at Epcot Center

    This new Test Track seems like it'll fit the theme of Future World better than the original, if done right.
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    Re: Test Track to Reopen December 6 at Epcot Center

    Quote Originally Posted by Chesire View Post
    This new Test Track seems like it'll fit the theme of Future World better than the original, if done right.
    I agree.
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    Re: Test Track to Reopen December 6 at Epcot Center

    I have hope that I'll be there for a "preview" period before Dec. 6th.
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    Re: Test Track to Reopen December 6 at Epcot Center

    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyM View Post
    I think it's been confirmed that they will keep the overhang, but just install a new covering with the logo on it. Sorry!
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    Re: Test Track to Reopen December 6 at Epcot Center

    A glimpse at what the final "new" entrance to Test Track will be via Disney Parks Blog.Test Track
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    Re: Test Track to Reopen December 6 at Epcot Center

    As good as this looks, I can't help feeling it would still be better without the scaffolding. Even with the World of Motion logo on it.
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    Re: Test Track to Reopen December 6 at Epcot Center

    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Dan View Post
    As good as this looks, I can't help feeling it would still be better without the scaffolding. Even with the World of Motion logo on it.
    Yeah the scaffolding is hideous. It's too bad they couldn't take the opportunity to get rid of the ugly thing.
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